The Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Ford Foundation. The two-year grant provides core support for CLPP’s work to educate, mentor and inspire new generations of reproductive rights and health advocates, leaders, and supporters.
“We are delighted and grateful to have the renewed support of the Ford Foundation as we move forward into CLPP’s fourth decade of activism,” said CLPP director Mia Kim Sullivan. “This grant enables us to expand the reach of CLPP projects and to enhance our work in building and supporting a movement shaped and fueled by young and diverse supporters, organizers, and constituencies.”
Congratulations to all of the graduates that have been a part of our programming!
We are excited for you and proud to have worked with you. There are a number of students in Western Massachusetts who have taken an active role in growing and sustaining our programs through participation in our local organizing, planning meetings, and our internship program.
The short list includes:
Even after three years of working with CLPP, I continue to be amazed on a daily basis by the people and programs of the CLPP community. I am inspired by the talented and dedicated staff who work diligently to make sure our programs run successfully day in and day out. I am amazed by the creativity and passion among CLPP student group members who come to weekly meetings and volunteer their time to support this growing movement. I am amazed by the CLPP faculty who teach and inspire us students to thoughtfully and responsibly engage with the world around us.
Notes from a CLPP Alum: From Community Activist to Registered Nurse
by Ryn Gluckman, RN, BSN
I am sitting at the triage window at my local Emergency Department, stethoscope around my neck, fighting back a creeping and familiar panic that is threatening to clamp around my throat. It is 5 p.m., six hours into my shift, and as the local doctors’ offices close the waiting room here is starting to fill up and the line to sign in as a patient reaches out the door.
LGBTQI Young People on the Doorstep of Health Care: Understanding Obstacles and Increasing Access
by Lani Blechman, CLPP Program/Communications Coordinator